Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hateful Old Thieves

April 13, 1864
"....-a squad of 15 came and made us feed them and their horses - stayed here nearly three hours, hateful old thieves.  I wish a squad of Confederates had come and captured the last one of them - they stole Mr. Wither's horses ..."
Isabella Buchanan Edmondson

This week I worked on the block named, 'Hateful Old Thieves'.  I enjoyed working on this block and really like the brown tones that I used in the block.  Again, I mimicked the colors that Rosemary displays in her book.  So here is how I completed, 'Hateful Old Thieves'.

Here are the fabrics that I used out of my Civil War stash...

I like to write on the foundation paper the fabric colors so that I keep track of what goes where... I also cut my fabric into strips to make it easier to work with while sewing.

Sewing on the lines...

I centered a motif on the fabric in the center square.  I love how it turned out!

Wilson was sitting under my feet while I sewed.  He's such a goof ball!

The block was broken down into five sections that pieced together easily.

April 13, 1864
'Hateful Old Thieves'

Remember to post your progress on the Civil War Diary Quilt Group on Flickr

Next weekend I will be working on 'Conferderate Flag'. This will complete Row 4 on my Civil War Diary quilt.  Woot! Woot!  Hope that you are able to join me next week as I continue on my Civil War Diary Quilt.
Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!

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  1. Pretty block. Wilson looks like a sweetheart!

  2. Nice block , is Wilson a labradoodle by chance? He is adorable.